Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples: the first Holy Communion. The word “Maundy” derives from the Latin word for commandment, mandatum. After Jesus washed the disciples…

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Good Friday Services

Good Friday is that day in the church calendar when we remember the crucifixion of Jesus. The word “Good” here is used in the older sense of “holy”. In contrast to…

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Confirmation Preparation Begins Sunday, April 19

Our Youth Confirmation Class begins at 1:00 pm, April 19th. Adults wishing to be confirmed are asked to attend St. Thomas’ 101, beginning at 9:30 am, also on April 19th. At St. Thomas’, the youth in sixth grade (or older), are candidates for confirmation. What is Confirmation? Confirmation is the Order of the Church that follows baptism in a Christian’s life. It is a rite administered by a Bishop of the Church upon those who, having been baptized—either as an infant, child or adult—and having now reached an age of accountability, desire to make a personal affirmation of their Baptismal Vows—made on their behalf by parents and godparents if they were infants—and to renew their commitment to those vows and their relationship with God. In the rite of Confirmation individuals personally proclaim their rejection of the world, its ways and its ruler (the Devil), and, by God’s help, affirm their desire to be in relationship with God, to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and to adhere to the tenets of the faith as outlined in the Creeds and 10 Commandments. The Bishop…